Square-Foot Saturday 20, September 10, 2011

September 11, 2011

I got about three round-bales per acre.  Now we’ll see how much growth before frost, and grazing with cattle.

Square-Foot Saturday 19, September 3, 2011

September 3, 2011

I cut it this week.  Of course it rained twice, including an inch just this morning.  It seems to be a “Murphy’s Law” of farming; ‘Cutting hay makes it rain.’

I am happy to see the new growth coming up.  I hope taking the weeds off will leave a nice growth of alfalfa before the fall frost and winter.

Square-Foot Saturday 18, August 27, 2011

August 27, 2011

Another week of growth.

This is not what I envisioned when I started this series.  You can hardly see the alfalfa through the weeds.  I eat a huge slice of humble pie every time I post.

So I’m including a picture of last year’s new hay seeding for my wounded pride.  It’s ready to be cut for a third time this summer, and there isn’t a weed visible.

Square-Foot Saturday 17, August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011

Ideal growing conditions with heat and plenty of moisture.

Square-Foot Saturday 16, August 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

I’m disappointed in this alfalfa/grass stand.  There is as much Foxtail as alfalfa.

Looking at the positive though, I appreciate the rain which helped the alfalfa, grass, and weeds grow.  The farmers of Texas and the south probably haven’t had enough rain for weeds to grow.

Square-Foot Saturday 15, August 6, 2011

August 6, 2011

The alfalfa is growing, but so is the Foxtail, (weed).

Square-Foot Saturday 14, July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011